Friday, December 16, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

MySQL multi-site operations with Tungsten Enterprise geo-clustering -- Webinar 12/1

Spreading data across multiple sites solves some important problems, including ensuring business continuity, disaster recovery (DR) as well as availability of applications spread across the globe. Join us to learn how Tungsten Enterprise can start with existing, off-the-shelf MySQL databases and build them out to create easy-to-manage clusters spanning multiple hosts and sites. We'll cover the following topics:
  • How a Tungsten cluster makes off-the-shelf MySQL fault-tolerant and easy to manage
  • How to extend a Tungsten cluster to one or more backup sites
  • How Tungsten lets you implement DBMS disaster recovery with a single, simple command
  • How to spread application load over primary and backup sites.
Continuent clusters process hundreds of millions of transactions a day in demanding production environments. You can take advantage of proven Tungsten technology to manage your data safely and effectively both within and across sites. We look forward to telling you more at the webinar!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Continuent Announces Supported MySQL-To-Oracle Replication With Tungsten Replicator

Continuent today announced packaged open source support for real-time replication from MySQL to Oracle using Tungsten Replicator, Continuent’s award-winning replication software. Customers can now sign up for a cost-effective engagement from a Continuent replication expert to help install, configure and test replication from MySQL to Oracle using Tungsten Replicator. Customers can also add on-going support for production deployments. Continuent support packages give customers the economics of open source backed up by the expertise of Continuent’s outstanding engineering team to get robust, 24x7 solutions rolled out efficiently.

Tungsten Replicator offers technically savvy users advanced features like parallel replication, multi-master operation, transaction filtering and heterogeneous data movement between MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle. The real-time integration provided by Tungsten Replicator moves data from MySQL to Oracle without touching existing applications or data. Since it reads changes in real-time from binlogs, Tungsten Replicator is far more efficient than traditional batch-oriented ETL approaches, which commonly require application changes. Tungsten Replicator with packaged support is also extremely cost effective compared to expensive solutions offered by traditional enterprise products, such as GoldenGate by Oracle or DataMirror by IBM.

Heterogeneous replication can be complex to set up and manage. Continuent packaged support offers the following benefits that make MySQL-to-Oracle a practical solution for all users:
  • Expert technical consulting to set up replication from MySQL to Oracle
  • Scripts, documentation and templates for management and monitoring
  • Outstanding 24/7 technical support for questions and problems
  • Quick build turnaround to fix bugs.
Continuent’s heterogeneous replication solutions are already in production with a number of customers, including Zappos and Sony Music Entertainment.

“Our e-commerce system runs on Amazon cloud via RightScale using MySQL 5.1 databases. We needed a fast and reliable solution that can replicate the data from the cloud into our Oracle 10g data mart at our datacenter for deeper analysis and reporting," said Thomas Koshy, Director of Operations, Direct2Consumer, Sony Music Entertainment. “After our internal attempts failed, we approached Continuent with this unique request. They were very quick to understand our needs and come up with a solution in a very short timeframe. We couldn't have moved forward on this project without the help of such a wonderful product.“

Continuent is hosting a live webcast demonstrating MySQL-to-Oracle replication in operation on Thursday, November 11th at 10 am PT. Tungsten Replicator MySQL-to-Oracle support packages are available today with prices starting at $10,000 for initial setup and $5,000 per deployed Oracle server per year.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Real-Time, Open Source Replication Between MySQL and Oracle - Webinar 11/10


MySQL users are used to outstanding replication between servers, starting with MySQL's native replication and now using the high-performance, open source Tungsten Replicator. But what about moving data from MySQL into Oracle? Well, Tungsten Replicator does that too, and it's all open source!

In this webcast we describe how Tungsten Replicator works, then walk you through setup of heterogeneous replication, including special issues like data type translation, column and dataset renaming, DDL handling, timezones, and character sets. We will demo MySQL to Oracle replication in operation to show you just how well it works and some of the neat tricks you can play when you have the power of both databases working on the same data. We will conclude with a description of Continuent's packaged support for MySQL to Oracle replication, which helps you get robust solutions deployed quickly and cost-effectively.

There's no need to pay an arm and a leg to move data in real-time from MySQL to Oracle. Join us to learn how Tungsten Replicator and Continuent open source support can meet your requirements today!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Catch these talks at Percona Live in London - Learn from Our MySQL Replication and Clustering Experts

Continuent is proud to sponsor Percona Live MySQL Conference in London! You will want to catch these talks tomorrow:


Monday, October 10, 2011

Processing 500 Million transactions per day at Marketo with MySQL and Tungsten Enterprise

Marketo, Inc. is the revenue performance management company, transforming how marketing and sales teams of all sizes work - and work together - to accelerate predictable revenue. Marketo faced the same data management problems as many 24x7 SaaS and online businesses that are build on MySQL:
  • quick recovery from failures,
  • seamless maintenance, and
  • efficient hardware utilization.
In this video from 10/13/11 webcast, Nick Bonfiglio, VP of Operations at Marketo and Continuent team describe how Marketo solved these problems with Tungsten Enterprise and an innovative storage architecture based on NetApp. Since implementing Tungsten Enterprise, Marketo's business has grown to handle over 25 terabytes of data and 500 million database transactions per day.




Monday, October 3, 2011

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Continuent Tungsten at Oracle Open World

Join us for Sunday Sessions organized by IOUG/MySQL Community at Moscone West, Levels 2 Lobby. Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Don’t miss these talks by Giuseppe Maxia and Robert Hodges:

MySQL Community Reception, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7:00 p.m., at Marriott Marquis - Foothill G. Join the Continuent Tungsten team for fun and festivities while networking with your peers and MySQL community members. RSVP now to save a spot!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Multi-Site, Multi-Master MySQL Databases Made Easy with Tungsten - Webinar 9/22

Cross-site databases are the next challenge facing today's MySQL-based businesses. Continuent Tungsten enables multi-master with an innovative new architecture called System of Record that avoids data conflicts, ensures sites are ready for quick failover, and uses hardware resources efficiently.

Watch this video from our 9/22/11 webcast to learn how Tungsten Enterprise enables System of Record with real-time data synchronization, cross-site failover, and automatic routing of SQL transactions between sites. We will cover the following topics:
  • What is System of Record and how does Tungsten Enterprise use it to enable multi-site data management
  • How do you set up multiple sites with Tungsten
  • How do you failover between sites
  • How does Tungsten route transactions transparently between sites?
Continuent is leading the charge to make multi-master work for SQL databases. Learn how Tungsten Enterprise together with MySQL can give you the advanced data management capabilities your business needs today!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lee Margulin, DBA at Zappos.com on Tungsten and Team Continuent

Lee Margulin, Database Administrator at Zappos.com, talks about how Zappos uses Tungsten to replicate data between Oracle and MySQL.

Tungsten Replicator is a high performance, open source, data replication engine for MySQL. It offers a set of features that surpass any open source replicator available today: global transaction IDs to support failover, flexible transaction filtering, extensible transaction metadata, sharding, multiple replication services per process, high performance, and simple, well-documented operation.

Tungsten Replicator helps technically focused users solve problems like promoting masters easily from pools of slaves, replicating data between different database versions, replicating efficiently across sites, building complex topologies, and parallelizing data flow between servers. It runs equally well in cloud as well as locally hosted environments. Tungsten Replicator users range from tiny start-ups to the largest web properties on the planet.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Continuent Releases Tungsten Enterprise 1.3.3

Continuent today announced the availability of the Tungsten Enterprise 1.3.3. The latest Tungsten Enterprise edition is designed to simplify the management of, and to ensure the availability and scalability of mission critical applications and services.

Tungsten Enterprise Summer '11 Edition, released in June, provides enhancements to error detection, cluster throughput and replication, including:
  • Compatibility with MySQL 5.5
  • Higher throughput for row replication on MySQL
  • Single-command backup and restore of data sources
  • New Tungsten Manager statistics for Tungsten Connectors
  • An improved, more comprehensive help
  • More robust error detection and failover by better avoiding false positive errors
  • Reduced memory footprint.
Tungsten Enterprise version 1.3.3, available today, is a minor upgrade featuring a number of important improvements to robustness, ease of use and reliability of Tungsten Enterprise, including:
  • Improvements to the rollback of switch and failover operations, ensuring that a cluster state is returned to the best possible stable state.
  • Updated communication protocols to improve reconnection speed for DR (disaster recovery) nodes during production switch or failover operations.
  • Tungsten Manager is now more responsive and robust due to enhancements of its memory management.
  • Default timeouts have been tuned in order to have the Tungsten Connector properly detect broken manager connections.
For complete list of enhancements, please see Release Notes. Tungsten Enterprise 1.3.3 is available today. Pricing starts at $200 per database server per month.

Tungsten Replicator 2.0.4, a high performance, open source, data replication engine for MySQL, is the foundation for Tungsten Enterprise. Tungsten Replicator is released under a GPL V2 license and the new version 2.0.4 is now available for a free download.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Learn how Zappos.com uses Tungsten to replicate data between MySQL and Oracle

Webinar, Thursday, September 8th at 10am PT/1pm ET

MySQL is great for front-end web facing applications. Oracle has proven itself in the demanding back-end data warehouse and reporting solutions. But how to bridge MySQL and Oracle together without paying an arm and a leg for Oracle's GoldenGate replication solution?

In this webcast we'll describe how to design real-time cross-database replication using Tungsten Replicator. We will cover some of the pitfalls and corner cases like SQL dialect differences, data types, character sets, MySQL and Oracle peculiarities. With some expert help from Continuent, Tungsten Replicator makes implementation fast and real time replication operations reliable, even for the high volume environment.

Lee Margulin, Database Administrator at Zappos.com, will speak about how Zappos uses Tungsten to replicate data between Oracle and MySQL. Established in 1999, Zappos.com has quickly become a leader in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection, with gross merchandise sales exceeding $1B annually. Zappos.com currently stocks millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos.com was recognized in 2009 and 2010 by FORTUNE MAGAZINE as one of the "100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR".

Friday, August 26, 2011

New on-demand webcast: Building High-Performance, Multi-Terabyte Clusters for MySQL using Tungsten

Tungsten Enterprise allows users to join MySQL databases into powerful clusters that offer 24x7 availability, simple maintenance, and automatic distribution of SQL queries of masters and slaves. Tungsten works with your favorite, off-the-shelf MySQL build and does not require application changes.

In this webcast we describe how we build Tungsten clusters capable of managing 50M transactions per day on multi-terabyte MySQL databases, including:
  • How Tungsten Enterprise works
  • Installing, provisioning, and testing clusters
  • Migrating from MySQL replication to Tungsten
  • Performing planned maintenance and recovering failed nodes
  • Configuring load balancing of read requests to slaves
  • Setting up backup and restore procedures
  • Integration with SAN/NetApp for fast recovery from failures
  • MySQL database configuration for large datasets.
We will of course demo a live cluster. Click here to learn how you can use Tungsten to leverage the power of open source MySQL DBMS to create economical and efficient database services for your applications today.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New On-Demand Webcast: Tungsten Multi-Master Replication for MySQL

Multi-master replication between sites is the holy grail of applications ranging from credit card processing to large-scale software-as-a-service (SaaS) operations. Tungsten Replicator is award-winning open source software that helps you solve a wide range of multi-master problems that you can only dream of tackling with MySQL native replication. Learn the nuts and bolts of multi-master replication using Tungsten.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Learn How Tungsten Speeds Up The Development And Performance Of Thomson Reuters' EndNote Web's Dynamic, Database-driven Application And Web Services

Continuent is hosting a technical introductory webcast highlighting the new features and functionality of Tungsten Enterprise Summer '11 Edition on Thursday, June 30th at 10 am PT.

Robert Hodges, CEO and Edward Archibald, CTO at Continuent, will be joined by Gandalf Sollenberger, Manager of Web Software Development at Thomson Reuters to speak about how Tungsten speeds up the development and performance of EndNote Web's dynamic, database-driven application and web services that must manage a complex set of workflows for millions of large, user writeable data sets. Millions of researchers, scholarly writers, students, and librarians use Thomson Reuters' EndNote Web to collect, organize and share their research. Cite While You WriteTM in Microsoft® Word easily enables users to cite references in their papers and create formatted bibliographies.

Click here to register!

Continuent Releases Tungsten Enterprise Summer ’11 Edition For MySQL And PostgreSQL

The latest Tungsten Enterprise edition is designed to simplify the management of, and to ensure the availability and scalability of mission critical applications and services. This new edition includes enhancements to Tungsten's error detection, cluster throughput and replication, including:
  • Compatibility with MySQL 5.5
  • Higher throughput for row replication on MySQL
  • Single-command backup and restore of data sources
  • New Tungsten Manager statistics for Tungsten Connectors
  • An improved, more comprehensive help
  • More robust error detection and failover by better avoiding false positive errors
  • Reduced memory footprint.
Read complete press release here.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Webinar 6/30: Introduction to Tungsten Enterprise Summer '11 Edition

Join our webinar as we introduce Tungsten Enterprise Summer '11 Edition with improved usability, performance and ease of management for MySQL and PostgreSQL clusters.

Tungsten Enterprise is a complete replication and data management solution for MySQL and PostgreSQL. The latest Tungsten Enterprise edition is designed to simplify the management of, and to ensure the availability and scalability of mission critical applications and services.


This live launch webinar recaps how Tungsten works and highlights enhancements to Tungsten’s error detection, cluster throughput and replication, including:
  • Compatibility with MySQL 5.5
  • Higher replication throughput for MySQL
  • Single-command backup and restore of data sources
  • New Tungsten Manager statistics for Tungsten Connectors
  • An improved, more comprehensive help
  • Improved and more flexible policies for failover
  • Reduced memory footprint.
Robert Hodges, CEO and Edward Archibald, CTO at Continuent, will be joined by Gandalf Sollenberger, Manager of Web Software Development at Thomson Reuters to speak about how Tungsten speeds up the development and performance of EndNote Web's dynamic, database-driven application and web services that must manage a complex set of workflows for millions of large, user writeable data sets. Millions of researchers, scholarly writers, students, and librarians use Thomson Reuters' EndNote Web to collect, organize and share their research. Cite While You WriteTM in Microsoft® Word easily enables users to cite references in their papers and create formatted bibliographies.

We will have our usual demos to show how the new features work. Join us to learn what's new, better, faster!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Getting Started with Tungsten Replicator - New On-Demand Webcast

Tungsten Replicator is a powerful replication tool, designed to replace and enhance MySQL native replication. In addition to moving data between MySQL servers, Tungsten Replicator also provides more powerful features, such as centralized replication administration tools, global transaction IDs, multiple masters, parallel replication. With such power comes also greater complexity. But fear not! Tungsten Replicator comes with a brand new installation process that allows users to get Tungsten up and running with ease!

This webinar shows how the new installation works, going from bare servers to a fully functional Tungsten Replicator cluster in minutes. It also shows that servers where the required software is already installed (e.g. Java, Ruby), installing a new cluster takes just a few seconds.

Moreover, the new installation process comes with a dedicated Tungsten Replicator Sandbox, a technology that will let you test Tungsten in a single host with one command.

Click here to view!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fault Tolerant MySQL and PostgreSQL Databases with Tungsten - New On-Demand Webcast

Databases are the heart of applications. It is a disaster when a problem takes down the database, as your applications can no longer function. Continuent's Tungsten Enterprise gives you advanced technology to make open source databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL fault tolerant against a wide range of common failures.

In this webinar we cover the basic principles of database fault tolerance and show you how Tungsten handles each of the most common types of faults. We cover problems ranging from failure of individual DBMS servers to entire sites. We will, of course, cover the important topic of dealing with human errors as well. The webinar finishes with a demo that shows fault tolerance in practice, followed by Q&A.

Click here to view the recording!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New On-Demand Webinar: Build Your Own Database-as-a-Service

Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is the latest trend in DBMS management. Amazon has RDS, Salesforce has database.com. Now you can build your own DBaaS using Tungsten! Continuent’s Tungsten Enterprise helps users build ‘black box’ database services consisting of multiple MySQL servers with automatic provisioning of database servers, transparent failover, backups, and capacity scaling. The result is vastly simplified operations and reduced application complexity.

In this webinar we share our experiences building DBaaS with Tungsten, including the following topics:

  • What is Tungsten and how does it work?
  • Configure Tungsten to create your own DBaaS
  • Scale capacity with automatic database provisioning
  • Recover from failures through storage subsystem integration
  • Zero downtime maintenance and upgrades
  • Increase performance with SQL routing and load balancing
  • Replicate across multiple sites.
Tungsten data services are operating in production at numerous customer sites. Click here to learn how Tungsten can help you build Database-as-a-Service today!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Continuent Tungsten Wins MySQL Application Of The Year

O'Reilly MySQL Application of the Year 2011

This award is given typically to an application that uses MySQL, but could also be a useful utility or other "associated" software. ("Application" naturally counts websites too.)

http://code.google.com/p/tungsten-replicator

Watch awards on YouTube.

Giuseppe Maxia - O'Reilly MySQL Community Contributor of the Year 2011

Congratulations to Giuseppe for winning O'Reilly MySQL Community Contributor of the Year 2011! Watch awards on YouTube.

Continuent Tungsten Replicator 2.0 Now Completely Open Source

MySQL Conference & Expo, SANTA CLARA, CA – April 12, 2011Continuent, Inc., a leading provider of replication and clustering solutions for open source databases, today announced the availability of the Tungsten Replicator 2.0. Tungsten Replicator is a high performance, open source, data replication engine for MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Tungsten Replicator 2.0 offers a set of features that surpass any open source replicator available today: parallel, multi-master and heterogeneous replication. Features include global transaction IDs to support failover, flexible transaction filtering, extensible transaction metadata, multiple replication services per process, high performance, and simple, well-documented operation.


Best of all, these features are available to you as an open source release that is ready to solve your most extreme replication problems.


Tungsten Replicator benefits include:
  • “No slave left behind!” Increase replication performance by parallelizing the data flow between master and slave.
  • “Geographic distribution of data and apps.” Create multi-site deployments using multi-master replication.
  • “Unleash your data.” Replicate from MySQL to Oracle enterprise apps. Feed your data warehouse and analytics solutions, such as Greenplum, with data from MySQL. Migrate from MySQL to PostgreSQL.
Tungsten Replicator runs equally well in cloud as well as locally hosted environments. Tungsten Replicator users range from web start-ups to large enterprises to the largest web properties on the planet processing hundreds of millions of transactions a day.

Tungsten Replicator is the foundation for Continuent Tungsten Enterprise, a complete replication and data management solution for MySQL and PostgreSQL.


Tungsten Replicator 2.0 is released under a GPL V2 license and available for a free download at http://code.google.com/p/tungsten-replicator.


Continuent offers customers a wide range of consulting services to take full advantage of Tungsten Replicator. Continuent is also actively seeking sponsored development engagements to further advance Tungsten Replicator capabilities.


Continuent is hosting a free introductory webinar for Tungsten Replicator 2.0 on Thursday, April 21st at 10 am PT titled Building a Better Open Source Replication - Introducing New Tungsten Replicator 2.0.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Come see us at Collaborate 11

Don't miss Giuseppe Maxia (aka "The Data Charmer") at these sessions:

Come see us at O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo

Learn from our database replication and clustering experts at these conference sessions:
We will also be in expo hall. Stop by for a chat and meet our team -- and get your Passport stamped! Use discount code "mys11ctu" to register. Or get your free Expo Only pass with code "mys11cnx".


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New on-demand webinar: MySQL Multi-Master and Multi-Source Replication with Tungsten

Multi-master replication is the key to applications ranging from credit card processing to online testing. Up until now things haven't exactly been easy for MySQL users, though. MySQL native replication cannot move data from multiple masters into a single slave (a.k.a. multi-source replication). MySQL also has poor support for masters in multiple locations. With Tungsten you can now look forward to solving all of these problems. It's not quite multi-master nirvana but we're getting close.

In this on-demand webcast we teach you how to design and implement multi-master replication using Tungsten. The topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Tungsten Replicator 2.0
  • Aggregating data from multiple masters into a single slave
  • Configuring multi-master with 2, 3 or more masters
  • Handling data conflicts
  • Adding masters and slaves
  • Recovering from failures within and across sites.
Learn how you can take advantage of Tungsten's powerful multi-master capabilities today!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Continuent Improves 24x7 Data Availability and Database Performance for MySQL and PostgreSQL with Next Version of Tungsten Enterprise

This latest version of Tungsten Enterprise includes a number of features to improve the management, performance, flexibility and reliability of Tungsten clusters. Furthermore, it includes architectural changes to the Tungsten Replicator, connectivity improvements, upgrades to MySQL binlog parsing and PostgreSQL replication, including:

Improved Performance
  • 5x boost in replication throughput.
  • New disk-based logging improves performance and simplifies log management.
Improved Management And Monitoring
  • Enhanced failure detection logic allows for configurable confirmation. You can now configure more than a single check for aliveness and increase Tungsten's ability to avoid false triggering.
  • Redundant confirmation of database server failures. Failures will be confirmed once they are detected the first time to further ensure right automatic response upon failure.
  • New ‘monitoring by proxy'. In the case where a manager fails on a database host, you can still monitor and detect failures on a given host as long as there is at least one manager remaining.
  • Support of virtual IP addresses makes them easier to set up and manage. You now can configure the VIP address and Ethernet interface at installation time.
Improved Connectivity
  • New Tungsten SQL Router and Connector management protocols allow processes to run without a Tungsten Manager process on the same host. This greatly simplifies management for clusters with large numbers of application servers.
  • You can now specify URL options for all connections that go through the connector to a given IP address. This functionality allows you to configure the connector to always connect to an available slave.
Improved Replication
  • Significant architectural improvements allow Tungsten Replicator to define custom replication flows (pipelines) for native Tungsten Replication as well as to manage non-Tungsten mechanisms such as PostgreSQL warm standby replication.
  • New features facilitate online upgrade of MySQL databases, including commands to stop replication for multiple slaves at the same transaction in the log and to restart replication from arbitrary transactions. Tungsten also certifies specialized replication pipelines that offer high-speed, restartable schema upgrade.
  • Extensions to MySQL support including handling of international character sets and binary data in MySQL, as well as handling of non-English locales for PostgreSQL servers. These improvements allow Tungsten to function more effectively in internationalized environments.
  • Complete replication of all items from MySQL 5.0 and 5.1 binlogs directly from a disk or using relay logs.
  • MySQL to Oracle replication for real-time integration of applications running on Oracle but needing MySQL data, and data warehousing from MySQL into Oracle.
  • MySQL to PostgreSQL replication for real-time integration of applications running on PostgreSQL and needing MySQL data.
  • MySQL to Greenplum replication for real-time data warehousing from MySQL into PostgreSQL-based Greenplum.
See press release and release notes for more details!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! MySQL Parallel Replication with Tungsten Replicator 2.0 - On Demand Webcast

MySQL database performance has increased remarkably thanks to recent hardware and software improvements. While this is great news for transaction throughput, single-threaded MySQL replication is looking increasingly creaky with wasted resources and severe slave lag to boot.

Join us for this introduction to Tungsten parallel replication and learn how to cure the MySQL master/slave impedance mismatch. We introduce the Tungsten Replicator architecture and show you how to optimize replication throughput using pipeline parallelism, multiple replication services, and sharded parallel apply. We also cover tricks from the Tungsten masters to look at and tune replicator performance. At the end of this webcast, you'll understand not only how Tungsten Replicator 2.0 works but how to set it up and make it run.

Watch and learn how to make replication go fast!

On-demand Webinars - A convenient way to learn about our expert consulting and software solutions.

Because business never stops, you need a convenient and cost-effective way to access information about our expert consulting and software solutions. Our on-demand webcasts bring you and our database experts together to access information about support services, products, technologies, best practices and more. These are recorded replays of our most popular live web seminars and cover a wide range of topics ranging from:
  • MySQL Parallel Replication with Tungsten Replicator 2.0
  • Implementing Zero-Downtime MySQL Upgrades
  • What MySQL Replication Cannot Do. And How To Get Around It.
  • Managing Big Data with Percona Server, XtraBackup and Tungsten.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Webinar: Implementing Zero-Downtime MySQL Upgrades

Database migrations are one of the primary sources of planned outages in mission-critical web app deployments for businesses ranging from SaaS to social networking and enterprises. In this webinar, we show how to achieve MySQL administration nirvana with Tungsten:

  • Maintain hardware,
  • Migrate to new database versions, and
  • Upgrade SQL schema, all with zero application downtime.

We introduce basics of large-system maintenance and discuss the maintenance tasks that you need to perform and problems you need to overcome in order to avoid outages. We demonstrate how to use Tungsten to build highly available clusters using copies of standard MySQL databases, then cover procedures to:

  • Maintain/replace hardware
  • Add capacity without bringing down applications
  • Migrate MySQL databases to new versions
  • Upgrade application schema.

We conclude with a live demo of a MySQL upgrade with Tungsten. Click here to watch!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Webinar: Move Your Data In Real-time From MySQL To PostgreSQL And Greenplum

Countless petabytes of data are sitting in MySQL database where they are perfectly useless for PostgreSQL users. Fortunately there is a solution: Tungsten Replicator can move data from MySQL to PostgreSQL and Greenplum, and in real time, too.

In this webcast we'll describe how to design cross-database replication, then set it up using Tungsten Replicator. We will cover some of the pitfalls and corner cases like SQL dialect differences, data types, character sets, and MySQL bugs that make implementation both exciting and fun.

We'll conclude with a demo of database updates moving in real time between databases.

Thursday, 2/17/11 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT
Presenters:
  • Linas Virbalas, Sr. Software Engineer, Continuent
  • Jeff Mace, Field Engineer, Continuent
Register today!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Webinar: Managing Big Data with Percona Server, XtraBackup and Tungsten

Thursday, 2/10/11 at 1pm ET/10 am PT
Click here to register!

Big data is a big problem for growing SaaS businesses and large web applications. In this webinar, we'll teach you how to set up Percona Server, XtraBackup, and Tungsten to manage Terabyte+ databases and scale to millions of transactions a day. We'll discuss the latest features for high transaction performance like InnoDB buffer pool dump/restore and HandlerSocket, our favorite tricks for backup, restore, and provisioning of large data sets, and how to replicate scalably and safely using Tungsten Replicator with parallel apply.

Bring your big data questions to this live webcast as we tour the cutting edge of open source data management.

Presenters:
  • Vadim Tkachenko, Co-Founder & CTO, Percona
  • Robert Hodges, CEO, Continuent
  • Edward Archibald, CTO, Continuent

Monday, January 24, 2011

Live Webinar: What MySQL replication cannot do. And how to get around it.

Thursday, January 27, 10 am PT/1 pm ET

MySQL built-in replication is the greatest component of the web economy, Its model of scaling out has allowed the growth of companies such as Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Wikipedia, and countless more. However, this simple model has limitations. Some you can live with, and some will send DBAs in a quest for other tools, from which they often come back empty handed.

This webinar covers some of these limitations, and how Tungsten can overcome them:
  • Multiple source replication, also known as the headquarters that wants to synchronize data from its branches. Impossible to do with MySQL. An easy job for Tungsten.
  • Automatic slave promotion and demotion, both for failure recovery and maintenance. In MySQL it requires manual synchronization of data, and sometimes results in data loss. For Tungsten, it is child's play.
  • Seamless upgrade of replicated servers. You can do that in MySQL, but it's all manual and error prone labor. Tungsten simplifies the task and makes it safer.
  • Parallel replication. In MySQL, slaves must queue all their transactions into a single thread. Tungsten allows parallel replication per database, speeding up the data transfer way faster than native replication.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Live Webinar: MySQL operations made simple

Live webcast Thursday, 1/20 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT

The web economy requires prompt data availability and scalability. While MySQL is the backbone of web applications, its manageability in replicated clusters still requires manual labor, can lead to data loss, and it is error prone. DBAs want rapid deployment of new data nodes and even more rapid replacement of failing ones without data loss.

Unlike MySQL built-in replication, Tungsten provides easy administration, allowing the DBA to deploy and replace data nodes and whole clusters safely in a few seconds.

Servers fail all the time. Don't make your emergency plan based on assertions like "if the server fails". Every server will ultimately fail, and you either have a seamless fail over and fail back procedure, or you are in for some unpleasant task. Tungsten is that seamless procedure.

This webinar demonstrates what chores a DBA has to go through when promoting a slave and synchronizing the remaining unevenly updated nodes. We'll show how a well designed tool like Tungsten can do the job in seconds rather than hours.